It is not lost on Ted Thompson that the Green Bay Packers need more running backs.
Although, we pretty much expect any and everything to be lost on that walking corpse. Sometimes, Big Ted wows us by dropping the knowledge, such as he did at the NFL owners’ meeting, on Monday.
“We need some more guys,” the GM told reporters at the NFL annual meetings on Monday. “We’re a little short in a couple of areas. So from a personnel standpoint, we’ve got to get some more bodies. But we like the guys that we have, it’s just that we’d like to get some more.”
Well, what about signing Adrian Peterson, as it has been repeatedly rumored that you’re interested in doing?
“We don’t talk about players that are not on our team. We never have. We never will. It doesn’t serve a purpose, I don’t think.”
That’s the sound a sheep makes, which I find infinitely more interesting than listening to Zombie GM try to string words together.
But yes, the Packers do need running backs.
Their running back roster currently consists of Ty Montgomery, Christine Michael and Don Jackson. The Packers have one 100 percent legitimate NFL running back in that mix — Montgomery.
That’s not to say those other two guys can’t make the roster or be legit running backs, but it’s a questionable prospect.
The Packers will need to draft a back or sign someone like Peterson to round out the group. They’ll also probably bring in an undrafted rookie or two.
Coach Mike McCarthy obviously wants a two-back system and that means two No. 1-type backs. The Packers don’t just need more bodies, they need another top-of-the-line option.